Monday, October 6, 2008

Monday evening linkorama

  • A couple more articles on the Badger Women's sweep of Syracuse:
    Storlie (Daily Cardinal): Ammerman scores 5 goals as Badgers pitch two shutouts
    Donohue (Badger Herald): Women's hockey sweeps Syracuse

  • The Badger Men are #14 in the USCHO/CSTV Preseason Poll. Todd Milewski ranked the Badgers 10th in his vote. If you remember, the Badgers ranked #13 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Preseaon Poll released 2 weeks ago.

  • Mike Eaves gave a press conference today. The transcript isn't available yet, but here's the video.

  • Hockey's Future has released #s 1-10 of its Top 50 Prospects, and Kyle Turris checks in at #3.
    3. Kyle Turris, C – Phoenix Coyotes

    As the Coyotes top prospect, big things are expected from first-year pivot Turris. A clear frontrunner in the Calder chase, the former 2007 Entry Draft pick is ready to take-on a top six role in the desert. The 19-year-old spent just one year at the University of Wisconsin before turning pro. Turris possesses good speed and great stick-handling abilities, which will be crucial on a team that wants its players to be light on their feet and ferocious on the puck. After getting a brief taste of the NHL last year and spending the summer in Phoenix, Turris should hit the ground running.
  • Hockey's Future has released it's WCHA preview.

  • The Chicago Blackhawks have cut 4 players, including Troy Brouwer, with whom Jack Skille was competing for a spot on the 3rd line. The press release indicates that the Hawks now have 15 forwards, but looking at the roster I count 14. Looks like the Hawks still need to cut a few defenseman and a goalie, but it looks like Skille has earned a forward spot on the opening day roster.

  • Hockey's Future has released its preview of the AHL's Chicago Wolves. The Wolves are coached this season by Badger alumnus Don Granato. I can't find a 2008-09 roster for the Wolves, but last season Badger Brian Fahey played for them, and it looks like Badger Alex Brooks might be playing for them this season.